Southern Colorado Coal Miners Memorial Dedicates the Coal Mining Museum in Trinidad.
Creative District planners are seeing a new slogan emerging for Trinidad: “Dreams do come true” as one dream after another turns into reality in the community. Most recently, the spectacular opening and dedication of the Coal Mining Museum, completing the commemorative corner of Main and Church streets where the museum joins the coal miner statue, the birdcage, and the family of mules.
The dedication, held outdoors in the Birdcage Plaza, started at 1 pm on Saturday, June 25 with guest speakers, entertainment by Coal Town Reunion, and special appearance by artist Ms Lindsay Hand whose priceless collection of art depicting the Ludlow Massacre now resides within the museum.
Throughout the day, residents, dignitaries, and tourists filled the new museum which one attendee called, “a truly inspiring and awesome collection of local coal mining history.” Besides the captivating artwork by Lindsay Hand, the museum also displays artifacts of the Ludlow Massacre donated by the U. of Colorado under the direction of Professor Dean Saitta and Prof. of Anthropology Randy McGuire of Binghamton U., coal mining photos donated by the Colorado State Historical Society featuring coal mines and coal miners of the Trinidad area, artifacts donated by area coal miners’ families, and a replica of a coal mine entry designed and built by retired coal miners and volunteers.
Trinidad: a community proud of its heritage and excited to share with others.
Photos courtesy of Coal Town Reunion and Trinidad Tourism Board.